Health and safety at work

Stress, anxiety and depression statistics 2018

Date of publication:
July 2019

Find out how to manage work-related stress and recognise signs of stress so you can protect your employees. Over 11 million days are lost at work a year because of stress at work. Employers have a legal duty to protect employees by doing a risk assessment and acting on it with stress management.

This useful, eye-catching, infographic poster gives information on the statistics for stress, anxiety and depression at work for 2018, raising awareness of stress at work and showing that it is not a small issue, sufferers should not feel alone.

  • 0.6 million workers suffering from work-related stress anxiety and depression (new and long-standing cases) in 2017/2018
  • 15.4 million working days lost
  • 5.2 billion - annual cost of work-related stress, anxiety and depression in Great Britain 2014/2015

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Updated: 2021-03-05